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Stephen White

  • Associate Professor, Design & Production


MFA, Stage Design, Northwestern University
BFA, Technology & Design, Illinois Wesleyan University


Stephen Roy White has used light to tell stories for many years. Recent work can be seen at Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Peninsula Players, Feast of Crispian, and UW-Milwaukee. Other credits include designs for Renaissance Theatreworks in Milwaukee and the following theatre companies in Illinois: Northlight Theatre, Drury lane Theatre, Organic Theatre, New American Theatre, and The Theatre Building in Chicago where his work for Woman in Black earned a Joseph Jefferson nomination. In addition to design he enjoys serving as a production advisor on new building projects such as Ten Chimneys’ program center, Peninsula Players theatre, and Life Church’s worship space.

Steve’s current research is the integration of emerging technologies into vibrant, visual storytelling. He’s an active member of the USITT Lighting Commission leadership team where as Vice-Commissioner of the USITT Lighting Studio he’s charged with the creation and implementation of an experiential learning research lab during the annual conference.

At his core Steve loves mentoring young art makers. He is a member of the Theatre Production faculty and teaches Intro to Production & Design, Scenic Design, Lighting Production and Lighting Studio.